Piper Aircraft Partners with DeltaHawk Engines to Explore Diesel Power for PA-44 Seminole 1Lakeland, FL., April 9, 2024 – Piper Aircraft, Inc. and DeltaHawk Engines today announced the entrance into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This relationship marks the beginning of a collaborative effort aimed at exploring the feasibility of integrating DeltaHawk’s diesel engine into Piper’s renowned PA-44 Seminole aircraft.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Piper Aircraft on this exciting project,” said Christopher Ruud, CEO of DeltaHawk. “Our advanced Diesel engine technology has been developed to meet the evolving needs of the aviation industry, and we see tremendous potential in integrating it into Piper’s PA-44 Seminole. This partnership underscores our commitment to driving innovation and sustainability in aviation.”

The MOU outlines the development of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of DeltaHawk’s Diesel engine into both new and retrofit Seminole aircraft. This partnership signifies a commitment to exploring alternative propulsion solutions that offer enhanced efficiency, performance, and sustainability in general aviation.

“We are excited for this collaboration to install the DHK engine into the Seminole for many reasons, especially knowing the reliability of DeltaHawk’s engines,” said Marc Ouellet, VP of Engineering and Manufacturing at Piper Aircraft. “We are constantly seeking opportunities to innovate and advance our aircraft offerings. Working with DeltaHawk on this project aligns with our mission to explore cutting-edge technologies that can deliver significant benefits to our customers and the industry as a whole.”

About DeltaHawk Engines
Based in Racine, Wisconsin, DeltaHawk Engines is a privately held manufacturer of advanced-design FAA-certified jet-fueled piston engines for general aviation aircraft and hybrid power systems. DeltaHawk holds numerous patents for its clean-sheet engine designs, and its team of engineers, designers, manufacturing specialists, and certification experts is building an entirely new generation of revolutionary piston engines. For more information, please visit www.deltahawk.com.

About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Fl., offers aviators throughout the world efficient and reliable single and twin-engine aircraft and is the first general aviation aircraft manufacturer in the world to certify Garmin Autoland. The single-engine M-Class series, the M700 FURY, M500, and M350, offers businesses and individuals elegant performance, value and a superior ownership experience. The Personal Class, Archer LX and Archer DLX balance proven performance, efficiency, and simplicity in a piston-powered aircraft. The Trainer Class Pilot 100i, Archer TX, Archer DX, and Seminole aircraft form the most complete, technically advanced line of pilot training aircraft in the world. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. To learn more about Piper Aircraft, visit the company’s website at www.piper.com.

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